07647763 cites 27 patents.

A vehicle includes at least one polyoxymethylene structural support member. The polyoxymethylene structural support member includes a polyoxymethylene component that is a propellant that provides thrust to the vehicle upon pyrolysis or combustion of the polyoxymethylene component of the product of pyrolysis of the polyoxymethylene component. The vehicle can be a satellite or other type of spacecraft.

Title
Polyoxymethylene as structural support member and propellant
Application Number
11/86789
Publication Number
7647763 (B2)
Application Date
March 22, 2005
Publication Date
January 19, 2010
Inventor
Ingvar A Wallace
Brigham City
UT, US
W David Starrett
Roy
UT, US
Dean M Lester
Brigham
UT, US
B David Green
Methuen
MA, US
Alan H Gelb
Boston
MA, US
Bernard L Upschulte
Nashua
NH, US
Prakash B Joshi
Andover
MA, US
Agent
Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C
Assignee
Alliant Techsystems
MN, US
Physical Sciences
MA, US
IPC
F02K 9/00
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